Scientists have discovered a creepy new species of jellyfish that looks just like a UFO. The bizarre creature was spotted for the first time by a robotic camera 12 000 feet under the Pacific ocean between the Philippines and southern Japan. It was discovered by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States who were roaming the Mariana Trench on April 24 using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Discoverer.
This newly discovered species contain outstanding red and yellow stripes that tend to glow in its bulbous body, which actually could be its reproductive organs.
The researchers suggest these species is an ambush predator, which waits without a single move for something to bumble into its tentacles.
They filmed the jellyfish ‘floating’ through the depths with its long tentacles extended outwards and its bell motionless, suggesting ‘an ambush predation mode’. It is thought the red colour in the bell is the creature’s radial canals, while the bright yellow may be its gonads. The researchers believe this animal is an ambush predator which waits motionless for something to bumble into its tentacles. The jellyfish was filmed by experts aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) ship, Okeanos Explorer on April 24 using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Discoverer. Scientists nicknamed it ‘Microsoft Paint’, which looks like a resemblance to a jellyfish drawn in that program design.